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Favorite Movies:
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc), Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries), Angels in America, Sunset Boulevard, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, M, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, King Kong, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Schindler's List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Titanic, Moulin Rouge!, L'Armée des ombres (Army in the Shadows), Halloween, Amargosa, American Beauty, Angela's Ashes, Batman, Batman Returns, Black Narcissus, Blue Velvet, Cabaret, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Ed Wood, Footlight Parade, Forbidden Games, Garden State, Ghost World, The Godfather, Gosford Park, Hearts in Atlantis, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Hours, I Heart Huckabees, Inland Empire, I Shot Jesse James, Jurassic Park, Kundun, The Land Before Time, A Little Romance, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Menilmontant, Moulin Rouge, Mulholland Drive, Munich, The New World, Notes on a Scandal, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Pulp Fiction, The Red Shoes, Regen (Rain), The Royal Tenenbaums, Shakespeare in Love, The Silence of the Lambs, To Kill A Mockingbird, Ugetsu monogatari , Wild At Heart, The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine
Favorite Actors:
Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Maria Falconetti, Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles, Helen Mirren, Chishu Ryu, Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Dakota Fanning, Alan Rickman

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Hitchcock

Hitchcock

(2012)
19 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A minor but entertaining account of the making of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO, and more specifically Hitchcock's at times strained but ultimately deeply symbiotic relationship with his wife, Alma. The scenes in which Hitch interacts with an imaginary Ed Gein are unnecessary and distracting, and the editing is sloppy, but the film is nonetheless a mostly innocuous entertainment with some fine performances.

2016: Obama's America

2016: Obama's America

(2012)
21 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Slickly produced but ultimately hollow exploration of Barack Obama's past through lots of speculative psychology and hypothetical statements. Like some kind of conservative Michael Moore, writer/director Dinesh D'Souza manages to make it all about himself. When he's not citing himself as a source, he's calling in doctors to make speculative psychological diagnoses, connecting him to his father's anti-colonial views. Hard to take seriously when its so light on fact and so heavy on assumption and partisan "what ifs?"

Sinister

Sinister

(2012)
21 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A true crime writer moves into a home where the murder at the center of his new book took place, and discovers a box of old home movies that reveal a series of grisly murders that may be connected by the same evil force. Takes a bit too long to end, but it's completely unnerving, featuring some of the most disquieting imagery in recent horror memory. The scariest movie since THE DESCENT.

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

(2012)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A few script problems aside, longtime Eastwood collaborator Robert Lorenz's directorial debut, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, is a refreshingly old fashioned yarn about an aging baseball talent scout (Eastwood) whose failing health leads his estranged daughter to accompany him on one last scouting trip. Feels like something Eastwood would have directed in the 90s, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is a well honed crowd pleaser with some top notch performances by Eastwood and Amy Adams.

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Intel Hollywood Star Program (July 2012 - December 2012)
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